Nepal travel advice Tourism in Nepal is safe and will remain safe. The Popular tourism destination like Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan, Everest region, Annapurna region, Langtang region, etc. are considered very safe regions. These days a Bandha is rare. The Bandh is a strike called by any political party. However you can expect some change in the itinerary if a Transport strike is called by a political party. Such strike has zero effect in sight seeing in Kathmandu valley or trekking.
However for your convenience please find the security advises and Nepal travel advise from various Embassies in Nepal.
1. UK Citizen: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/nepal
2. US Citizen: There are no active Travel Alerts or Travel Warnings at this time. Local Security Messages. Security Message for U.S. Citizens.
3. Australia Citizen: http://www.smartraveller.gov.au/zw-cgi/view/Advice/Nepal
Our advise for your Nepal travel planning:
Passport and visa: All visitors to Nepal except the Indian nationals must hold valid passports and visa. Single entry tourist visa can be obtained from the entry points of Nepal or from the Government of Nepal diplomatic mission abroad by paying US$ 25.00 for 15 days or US$ 40.00 for 30 days or US$ 100.00 for 100 days. Tourists can extend their visas at the Department of Immigration, Bhrikuti, Kathmandu (Tel: 4222453, 4223590) and the Immigration Office in Pokhara. Indian nationals are obliged to produce one of the identification papers e.g. Passport, Voters Identification Card, or Ration Card if s/he has to fly to Nepal/India.
What to wear: Medium-weight and easy-to-wash cottons are a good choice year-round in the Kathmandu Valley. From October to February, woolen sweaters, jackets or similar other outfits are essential. Short or long sleeved shirts are comfortable for March to May. From June to September, light and loose garments are advisable. Down quilt jacket and under trousers are recommended for high altitude trekking.
Working hours: Saturday is the weekend in Nepal. In weekend Government offices and banks are closed. In Kathmandu valley Government offices open from 10:00 A.M. to 17:00 P.M. in summer and till 16:00 P.M. in winter. Government offices open from 10:00 A.M. to 17:00 P.M. in summer and till 16:00 P.M. in winter and on Friday these offices are open till 3:00 PM only.
Nepal is a small landlocked country in central Asia in the Himalayan Mountains, bordered by China in the north and India in the east, west and south. Nepal comprises three major areas: forests and cultivatable land in the south; the mighty Himalayas, including Mt. Everest in the north; and moderately high mountains in the central region, which contains the Kathmandu valley. Kathmandu is the capital and the largest city. Nepal's beautiful landscape has been a blessing and has attracted a lot of visitors from different parts of the world. Nepal may not be very large in size, but here you will find highest mountain and historic temples on earth, enchanting cultures and tropical jungle wildlife and most of all the friendliest people you have ever met.
Area: 147,181 Sq. Km. (The length is 885 kilometers east-west, and breath from 145 to 241 kilometers north-south
Political-System: Federal Democratic Republic. The constitution is under construction after second Constituent Election on November 2013.
Time: Nepal time is 5 hours 45 minutes ahead of GMT and 15 minutes ahead of Indian Standard Time.